Amosu Orders Investigation Of Air Force Helicopter Crash

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Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu has ordered an investigation into an accident that occurred at the Murtala Mohammed International airport in Lagos when an airforce Super Puma helicopter on landing, caused damages to some ground equipment at the runway.

“A Super Puma Helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on training mission in Lagos at about 10:00 a.m. this morning returning to the Apron after the completion of the training exercise suffered severe damage due to hydraulic failure while on taxi to the Hanger,” a statement confirming the development and signed by Air Comodore Dele Alonge, Director of Information, said.

“There was no casualty recorded. However, the main Rotor debris caused damage to some ground equipment.

“Consequently, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu has ordered immediate investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the accident,” Alonge noted.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had on Friday said that no casualty was recorded in the accident of the Super Puma Helicopter which occurred during a training session in Lagos.

“A Super Puma Helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on training mission in Lagos on Friday morning suffered severe damage due to hydraulic failure while on taxi to the Hanger.

“However, the main Rotor debris caused damage to some ground equipment,” Alonge said.

He said the helicopter was returning to the Apron after the completion of the training.

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